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Old 5 October 2019, 04:53 AM   #1
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Daily wear Rolex vs Panerai

Curious of what others prefer for daily wear. A Panerai GMT or BLNR. And why?

The reason I asked is because I owned both and spend way too much time contemplating which one to wear every day before getting ready for the day.
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Old 5 October 2019, 05:00 AM   #2
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BLNR.

Simply because I much prefer that watch to your alternative and the BLNR is incredibly versatile for nearly any situation.
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Old 5 October 2019, 05:02 AM   #3
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I prefer Rolex to Panerai.

I prefer Omega to Panerai.
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Old 5 October 2019, 05:04 AM   #4
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BLNR because of proportions.
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Old 5 October 2019, 05:10 AM   #5
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Old 5 October 2019, 05:17 AM   #6
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I have a BLNR and looking at the PAM 335. I think PAMs look more unique, but Rolex is probably more durable.


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Old 5 October 2019, 05:19 AM   #7
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Easy algorithm for me: if long sleeve shirt then BLNR, if short sleeve shirt then Panerai.
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Old 5 October 2019, 05:21 AM   #8
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BLNR, though I think both are perfectly suited for an everyday piece.
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Old 5 October 2019, 05:43 AM   #9
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BLNR per my taste..

When wearing Panerai I gravitate towards the plain divers or radiomir without complications.
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Old 5 October 2019, 05:45 AM   #10
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I'm lucky enough to have both so I can alternate
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Old 5 October 2019, 05:58 AM   #11
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I've had both GMTs, and both are perfectly fine for every day. Flip a coin.
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Old 5 October 2019, 06:17 AM   #12
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I used to be massive panerai fan but they have lost there way...
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Old 5 October 2019, 06:29 AM   #13
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Here are the 3 watches that keeps me contemplating every morning. The Daytona is reserved for special occasions and weekends.
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Old 5 October 2019, 06:32 AM   #14
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Rolex > Panerai

Fun watches though - real cuff busters
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Old 5 October 2019, 06:37 AM   #15
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I much rather wear a GMT or Daytona over any Panerai.

I've since (very) long sold off any Panerai I had, it was fun for a while.
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Old 5 October 2019, 06:44 AM   #16
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I much rather wear a GMT or Daytona over any Panerai.

I've since (very) long sold off any Panerai I had, it was fun for a while.
Why did you sold the Panerai?

Every time I put on the Rolex after wearing a Panerai and the Rolex feels very small. Especially the Daytona. Is the trend now to wear a big or small watches?
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Old 5 October 2019, 06:45 AM   #17
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Amazing collection. All beautiful, I would just alternate randomly.


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Old 5 October 2019, 07:40 AM   #18
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Panerai for me
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Old 5 October 2019, 07:42 AM   #19
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Both please!!!!!
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Old 5 October 2019, 07:43 AM   #20
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Here are the 3 watches that keeps me contemplating every morning. The Daytona is reserved for special occasions and weekends.
tough decision for sure!! You have similar options as I.
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Old 5 October 2019, 07:49 AM   #21
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I’d simply alternate days.
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Old 5 October 2019, 08:20 AM   #22
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I think a luminor on a black strap is more versatile than most sport rolex, but that's just me :)
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Old 5 October 2019, 08:29 AM   #23
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I love both my PAM and Rolex. I agree with an earlier post about how new PAM has lost their way... but I still love my older PAM. The dome crystal and sandwich dial still speaks to me.

For me I alternate my sub and PAM for casual and use the daytona and sky dweller for more special occasions.
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Old 5 October 2019, 08:36 AM   #24
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Several years ago I sold my Panerai 233 to fund a Rolex GMT purchase. The 233 is high on my list to repurchase in the future! It was a great daily wear watch.
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Old 5 October 2019, 08:41 AM   #25
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I have an older PAM176 (44mm titanium) which I like a lot. I enjoy the strap collection and simple dial. I have had other PAMs with in house movements that caused me trouble but the basic Unitas movement has been reliable and highly serviceable.
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Old 5 October 2019, 08:44 AM   #26
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I wear my Panerai in rotation. There isn’t a set occasion when I would wear a rolex or panerai. Not that I can think of...
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Old 5 October 2019, 08:46 AM   #27
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Out of curiosity - why is the daytona reserved for weekends and special occasions? No weekday love for that piece??
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Old 5 October 2019, 08:47 AM   #28
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Why choose? I own both Panerai and Rolex and enjoy wearing both.
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Old 5 October 2019, 08:48 AM   #29
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Easy algorithm for me: if long sleeve shirt then BLNR, if short sleeve shirt then Panerai.
Iím finding this to be true.
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Old 5 October 2019, 08:49 AM   #30
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Daily wear Rolex vs Panerai

I go through the same issue almost everyday. Iím still missing my Tudor LHD, Omega Hodinkee, Omega Ultraman and my Pam 305




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